When you watch his tape, it's not actually all that surprising at all. Now i've only seen his tape vs. OSU, Michigan and Washington, but you can see some of the things Ballard talks about; the first step, the athleticism, his length. It's kind of frustrating watching play for the Rutgers because the scheme he was in as an 3-4 EDGE, didn't allow him to rush the passer not nearly enough as he should have. But when he did, he genuinely looked really slippery and disruptive, and nearly always seemed to get pressure on the QB. Tackles really struggled with him 1 on 1.
I think starting off, we should do what the Jags did with Ngakoue and get him on purely to rush the passer, because that what he is best doing. So Simon on 1st and 2nd down, Turay on 3rd down. He has a lot of refinement need with his hands and dipping and holding balance, but he has all the measurables and athleticism to get good at that. Im quite excited about him long term, but I think he needs to be stronger in taking on blocks against the run.